Boston Celtics Extend Lead over Brooklyn Nets in Eastern Conference with 109-98 Victory
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In the latest NBA action, the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in a double overtime match.
Luka Doncic, the Mavericks' star player, posted a 35-point triple-double and twice forced overtime with three-pointers.
He also had 14 rebounds and 13 assists in his 10th triple-double of the season.
The game was physical and both teams had to stay focused throughout the game.
In another game, the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Portland Blazers, despite Blazers player Lillard scoring 50 points.
In addition to the Mavericks vs Lakers game, the Cleveland Cavaliers also had a win against the Portland Blazers.
Despite Blazers player, Lillard, scoring 50 points, the Cavaliers were able to secure the victory.
The final score of the Cavaliers vs Blazers game was not mentioned in the article.
The Dallas Mavericks had a strong performance against the Lakers, with Christian Wood scoring 24 points, Hardaway adding 22, and Spencer Dinwiddie contributing six of his 17 points in the second overtime.
Despite Westbrook's 28 points off the bench for the Lakers, and James' 24 points and 16 rebounds, the Lakers lost their second straight game.
In another game, the Cleveland Cavaliers came from behind to beat the Portland Trail Blazers.
Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points for the Cavaliers, who were able to withstand a 50-point performance from Damian Lillard.
Mitchell's jump shot with 4:40 remaining put the Cavaliers ahead for the first time in the game, and they held on for the victory.
Additionally, Jarrett Allen had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio returned after missing over a year due to a torn knee ligament, scoring 9 points.
The Cavaliers' win strengthened their hold on fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
The Boston Celtics won 109-98 against the Brooklyn Nets, increasing their lead over the Nets in the Eastern Conference to three games.
Jayson Tatum, star player for the Celtics, had a difficult night shooting, scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Marcus Smart and Malcolm Brogdon also contributed 16 points each for the Celtics.
Jaylen Brown was not present in the game due to a right adductor muscle strain.
The Nets were playing their first game without Kevin Durant, who was injured and expected to be out for several weeks.
Despite this, Kyrie Irving led the Nets with 24 points and they were able to keep up with the Celtics through the first three quarters, even leading by as much as nine points in the first half and five points in the third quarter before the Celtics pulled away.
The Celtics made 10 of 25 shots from the field in the fourth quarter, and defensively held the Nets to 16 points in the period on six-of-19 shooting.
The Nets remained half a game ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks, who lost to the Miami Heat 102-108.